Man charged with multiple counts of Sexual Assault
2023-07-27 09:39 PDT
File # 2021-170990
An investigation led by Surrey RCMP’s Special Victim Unit has led to sexual assault charges being laid in relation to eight victims.
On November 9, 2021, Surrey RCMP received a report of sexual assaults that occurred between February 16, 2016, and August 18, 2017. It is alleged that the incidents happened while the victim was receiving massage therapy treatments from Leonard Krekic.
Surrey RCMP’s Special Victim’s Unit took conduct of the investigation and identified multiple other victims. The alleged offences spanned between December 2001 to April 2017. During that time, he was working at a clinic located in the 10300-block 136A Street. He also practiced in two clinics located in Penticton, BC during 2018 and 2019.
On July 10, 2023, 51-year-old Leonard Krekic, of White Rock, BC was charged with 8 counts of Sexual Assault and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Leonard Krekic was arrested on July 18, 2023, brought before the courts and released on conditions that include:
- Not to seek, obtain, or continue with any volunteer position or employment that involves touching or therapeutic treatment of another person’s body, including any form of massage or fitness training
We are releasing a photo of Leonard Krekic as investigators believe there may be people in our community or Penticton that have additional information that could assist with advancing the investigation, says, Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer, Corporal Vanessa Munn.
We encourage anyone with information to contact Surrey RCMP Special Victim’s Unit at 604-599-0502.
Cpl. Vanessa MunnMedia Relations Officer
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